Installing Windows 98 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 1500
This document describes installation procedures for Windows 98 and its software for your ThinkPad computer.

Overall Procedure
1. Have the Windows 98 installation package in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. Create the installation diskettes of the device drivers using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:

 

Device Driver Diskette Name
Display driver Video Features (NM2200) Package II for Windows 98
Audio device driver Audio Features Package II for Windows 98
Audio support software Audio Rack Package II for Windows 98
Modem driver Modem Drivers II for Windows 98
Modem ring utility Modem Ring Package II for Windows 98
TrackPoint driver TrackPoint Driver I for Windows 95/98
Hardware Configuration Notebook Manager Utility Package II for Windows 98
Hibernation utility Sleep Manager Package II for Windows 98
Power switch utility SafeOff Utility Package II for Windows 98
Fn Key Function utility ShortCut Key Utility Package II for Windows 98

Note : If you did not make these diskettes prior to formatting the hard drive you can download them through the links in the above table.

4. Install Windows 98 and the software.

Installing Microsoft Windows 98
Some new devices for the ThinkPad i Series 1400 computer are not supported by the Windows 98 Retail Release Version. In addition, some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.

If you do not have a CD-ROM, you can install it by restoring the original preloaded image from the Recovery CD. Refer to the User's
Reference.

If you have a CD-ROM version of Windows 98, do the following:

1. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space might vary depending on the language supported by your version of Windows 98).
2. Make a temporary directory.
For example, at the DOS prompt enter: MD C:\WIN98
3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN98 directory of the Windows 98 CD-ROM disk to the temporary directory.
For example, at the DOS prompt enter: COPY src_cd :\WIN98\*.* tgt_drv: \ tgt_dir
where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,..), tgt_drv is the drive letter, and t gt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 3.
4. Install the operating system in the temporary directory by setup at the temporary directory prompt.
5. Refer to the Windows 98 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.

Installing the Display Driver for Windows 98
To install the display driver for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the Video Features package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Double click on the Display icon.
  5. Choose Settings label then press the Advanced button.
  6. Choose Adapter then press the Change... button.
  7. Press the Next button to choose second option: " Display a list of all the driver in a specification location, so you can select the driver you want. "
  8. Press Next , then press the Have Disk.. button
  9. Specify the path as C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY\ and then press OK .
  10. The Select Device dialog box will appear.
  11. Select the NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV video adapter and click OK .
  12. "Update Device Driver Wizard" will appear, then press Next . Windows 98 will copy the display drivers.
  13. Press Finish .
  14. Continue choosing Close until asked to restart your system from the "System Settings Change", press Yes to restart your system.

To adjust your screen properties:
  1. Click on Start , Settings , and then Control Panel .
  2. Double-click on Display .
  3. Click on the Settings tab.
  4. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Close .If you have not specified the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly. When you are prompted to specify a monitor, select " Yes " if you want to use an external monitor or " No " if you do not want to use an external monitor.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 98
To install the audio support software for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the Audio drivers package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Run... .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on OK button.
  5. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  6. Select Upgrade Drivers , then click on Next button.
  7. Click on the language you need, then click on Next button.
  8. Click on Finish .
  9. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Installing the Audio Rack Software for Windows 98
To install the audio support software for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the AudioRack package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start button, and select Run... .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDRACK\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on OK button.
  5. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  6. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing the Modem Driver for Windows 98
To install the modem driver for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the MODEM package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Run... .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MODEM\setup.exe in the Open box and press OK .
  5. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  6. Click on Finish .
  7. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Note:
  1. Please skip the driver installation while OS finds a new hardware "LT Win Modem" when starting Windows 98.
  2. After installing modem driver, check the Device Manager, if there is an LT Win Modem with exclamation mark, remove the modem.

Note: You need to set the dialing properties when using the ThinkPad Modem functions. Click on Control Panel, Modems, and then the Dialing Properties button.

Installing the Modem Ring Utility for Windows 98
To install the modem ring utility for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the Modem Ring package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Run...
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MODEMRNG\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on the OK button.
  5. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  6. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing the TrackPoint Driver for Windows 98
The TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 98 contains software support for the PS/2 TrackPoint on Windows 98. It is intended for use with the IBM PS/2 TrackPoint Version 4.0 or later. For earlier versions, no special software is needed.

Note : Read the README file in the diskette and make sure you install the latest version.
 
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98
  2. Extract the driver onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Double-click on the System icon.
  5. Click on the Device Manager tab at the top of the "System Properties" window.
  6. Double-click on the Mouse .
  7. Double-click on either PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port or PS/2 TrackPoint whichever choice appears in the list.
  8. Click on the Driver tab.
  9. Click on the Update Driver... button. The "Update Device Driver Wizard" will run.
  10. Click on Next .
  11. Click on Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want .
  12. Click on Next .
  13. Click on Have Disk ..
  14. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\, then click on OK button. The driver list appears.
  15. Click on PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  16. Click on Next .
  17. Click on Next .
  18. Click on Finish in the "Update Device Driver Wizard" window.
  19. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.

Installing Notebook Manager for Windows 98
To install the Notebook Manager program for Windows 98:
Notice: Before installing NoteBook Manager package, run "Add/Remove Programs" from Control Panel to remove the previous Notebook Manager, if any.
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the NoteBook Manager package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Run... .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\NBUTIL\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on OK button.
  5. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  6. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing Sleep Manager for Windows 98
Note : Always keep Sleep Manager running in the background to automatically adjust the hibernation file size in case you change the memory size.
To install Sleep Manager for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the Sleep Manager package onto the hard drive.
  3. Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> at the same time to show "Close Program" dialog box.
  4. Choose Sleep Manager in the box, then click End Task . Click OK .
  5. Click on Start -> Run... .
  6. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\SLEEP\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on OK button.
  7. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  8. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing SafeOFF for Windows 98
To install the SafeOFF utility for Windows 98:
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the SafeOff package onto the hard drive.
  3. Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> at the same time to show "Close Program" dialog box.
  4. Choose Safeoff in the box, then click End Task. then click OK .
  5. Click on Start -> Run... .
  6. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\SAFEOFF\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on the OK button.
  7. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  8. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing ShortCut Keys Utility for Windows 98
To install ShortCut Keys Utility for Windows 98:
Notice: Before installing ShortCut Key Utility package, run "Add/Remove Programs" from Control Panel to remove the previous Notebook Manager, if any.
  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the ShortCut Key Utility package onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start button, then select Run... .
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\SCUTKEY\setup.exe in the Open box, then click on OK button.
  5. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  6. Follow the procedure to complete the installation.

Installing the CD-ROM Device Driver for Windows 98
This section describes how to disable the unnecessary DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers.

If you installed Windows 98 on a blank hard disk drive without DOS and Windows, Windows 98 has automatically installed a generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver for your ThinkPad's CD-ROM drive. You do not need to do the following procedure.

If you installed Windows 98 on a computer on which DOS and Windows had been installed already, you need to disable the DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers to use the correct Windows 98 generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver.

To disable the DOS/Windows CD-ROM device drivers:
1. Start Windows 98 and go to the MS-DOS command prompt.
2. Open the CONFIG.SYS file with your text editor; then find the following line: DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\CDROMDRV.SYS /R
Note : xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. The default subdirectory for C:\xxxxxx is C:\CDROM.
If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 4.

3. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\CDROMDRV.SYS /R
If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.

4. Open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file; then find the following line: C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15
Note : xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. The default subdirectory for C:\xxxxxx is C:\CDROM.
If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 6.

5. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15
If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.

6. Exit the DOS command prompt; then reboot the system.


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